|not impressed by your atmosphere|
But as anyone who shows can tell you, showing is a whole different skill set from riding at home. And just like any other skill, it must be practiced.
I can't even tell you have many times I've kicked around the idea of giving up showing entirely, because with the exception of one brilliant year with Cuna, I have always, universally, sucked at showing.
|so much practice|
But you know what?
I'm sick of moral victories.
I actually want to be good at something.
|The Cuna+Courage collection|
That's why Courage and I are hitting every local inexpensive show I can get a ride to. We're doing this and we're doing it right. He's got a lot of potential. I'm an ok rider.
I want to go to a show and know that if I ride well, he and I have a chance. I want to be calm and collected. I don't just want to lose--I want to make other people beat me. (Or you know, win.)
|Me and people who won things|
I know there are going to be plenty of disappointments and moral victories along the way, but I want actual, quantifiable success.
With no excuses.
PS I'm under no illusions that I'll win things just for showing up or that I'll beat the pros in my dressage show this weekend. That's not what this is about.